As human beings it is sad that we often hurt each other in this life through our words and actions. And although many times the hurt is unintentional it still can produce quite a sting. Whether it’s minimizing an opinion or ridiculing a belief our words and actions possess amazing power.
But let’s start at the root of the problem. The Bible explains that sin entered the world after the spiritual fall of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden. Suddenly humanity now found itself headed down a sinful road. And as a result human beings started to lie, hate, envy, murder and the list goes on. Oh what a sad state of affairs for mankind! But thank God for his mercy! Why? Because God sent his son into the world to pay the price for all the sin’s of mankind.
God is powerful and yes he is love but he is also a perfect judge and as a judge he has the power to judge sin. Can you imagine what our world would be like if God didn’t send his son to save us? Oh what a dreadful situation that would be! There would be no hope for anyone! But that’s not reality, God made a way! And that way is through Jesus Christ. Jesus said “I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me” (John 14:26).
Yes we often hurt each other through our words and actions but this can change! How? Well God wants to place his spirit within you. Then you will have new desires to please God in this life and God is pleased with love and peaceful living. When a person first accepts Jesus into their heart they are very excited emotionally. But over time they start to realize how essential it is to feed upon the word of God (Bible). It is through the word of God that we learn to live by faith and peace. It is our road map to spiritual success in this life.
But the real secret to power and success is that Jesus now lives within you! The apostle Paul said “I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me” (Galatians 2:20). You see if you try to live a life of true peace and joy without the Holy Ghost you will sadly fail, why? Because God has to place a new spiritual nature within you. This spirit within you craves the things of God and will bare witness with our father in heaven.
The Bible has tons to say about the mind and spirit! After all it was God that created us spirit, soul and body. But please realize this fact friend, after the fall our spirit became corrupt and therefore dead to God. God said if you eat of the forbidden fruit you will indeed die! God meant spiritually! Man’s spirit was now dead to God. But after Jesus sacrificed himself upon the cross and ascended to heaven now the Holy Spirit has been released for all of mankind to accept. Praise God! Open your heart to Jesus today and he will lead you into the paths of righteousness! God bless you friends!
By Gordon E. Dawe